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Correction: Abortion-Mississippi story

Mar. 21, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a story March 19 about abortion legislation, The Associated Press erroneously identified the name of a group involved in legal action opposing the law. It is the Center for Reproductive Rights, not the Center of Reproductive Rights. A corrected version of the story is below: Quick...

The Latest: Bennett wins Illinois GOP House primary

Mar. 21, 2018 1:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Illinois (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Deerfield computer consultant Douglas Bennett has won a three-way GOP primary in Illinois to challenge U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bennett defeated physician Sapan Shah of...

Rauner, Pritzker win primaries in Illinois governor's race

Mar. 21, 2018 1:50 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The race for Illinois governor will be a battle between two deep-pocketed candidates who've already sunk more than $120 million of their own money into the contest, putting it on pace to become the costliest such campaign in U.S. history. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, a wealthy former...

Idaho joins other red states with 'abortion reversal' law

Mar. 20, 2018 9:41 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will become the latest conservative state to require women seeking abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures can be halted halfway, despite opposition from medical groups that say there is little evidence to support that claim. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter quietly...

Judge temporarily blocks most restrictive abortion law in US

Mar. 20, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The most restrictive abortion law in the United States was in effect less than 24 hours before a federal judge temporarily blocked it Tuesday during what could become a long legal fight between Mississippi's Republican governor and the state's only abortion clinic. Gov. Phil Bryant on...

The Latest: Governor decries temporary block on abortion law

Mar. 20, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks' gestation — the strictest in the nation (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Republican governor of Mississippi is criticizing a federal judge's decision to temporarily block a state law banning abortion after 15...

Supreme Court questions crisis pregnancy center law

Mar. 20, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A skeptical Supreme Court took aim Tuesday at a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion. A ruling striking down the law could doom similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois, and also call into question laws in other states that...

U.S. judge temporarily blocks Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks, the most restrictive in nation

Mar. 20, 2018 12:41 PM EDT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. judge temporarily blocks Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks, the most restrictive in nation.

The Latest: Court skeptical of crisis pregnancy center law

Mar. 20, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over regulating crisis pregnancy centers (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The Supreme Court seems likely to strike down a California law that mainly regulates anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. Both conservative and liberal justices voiced...

Republican lawmakers propose banning all abortions in Ohio

Mar. 20, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All abortions would be banned in Ohio under a proposal introduced by Republican state lawmakers. The bill would prohibit abortions even in cases of rape, incest or danger to a woman's life. reports the proposal would allow criminal charges against pregnant women seeking...